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17 March 2018 - 01 January 2019

Tickets for Monster Mash cost £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets).
Tickets for Alan in Wonderland cost £4 each and £2.50 for Meet Ashley Dyer and booking is essential for all events.

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Stardust @ The Hullabaloo

17 September 2018 - 12 January 2019

10am – 2pm (times vary around show times)

Stardust is an interactive environment which welcomes very young children and their grown-ups into a gentle, shapeshifting intergalactic landscape, full of intriguing music, sounds and smells. This is a free event, no need to book.

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SANTA CLAUS AT LIFE @ Life Science Centre

17 November 2018 - 22 December 2018

£5 per child includes a gift.

Our favourite fella in the red suit will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Times Square.

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Festive Dining @ Wynyard Hall

26 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

See prices below

With a terrific ambiance, traditional decorations, a delicious seasonal menu and the warmest of welcomes, there is no better place to enjoy your annual Christmas dinner than at Wynyard Hall.

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Elf workshop @ Wharton Park

01 December 2018 - 22 December 2018

See exact times and dates below:

£8.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult). Booking required as limited spaces.

Father Christmas is sending his favourite Elf Jingle to Wharton Park this December!

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Snowman Trail @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

£1 per trail sheet.

Help! Father Christmas is hosting a special party for all the snowmen of the world, but some have got lost on the way… Can you help us find them?

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Visit Santa @ Wynyard Hall

01 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

£12.50 per child

A magical grotto at The Gardens! This year Santa is bringing his “naughty or nice” list, so will know what your little ones have been up to over the last year. All children receive a lovely Christmas gift to take home.

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Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto @ The Bowes Museum

01 December 2018 - 21 December 2018

Santa is coming to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a magical family experience.

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03 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

ONE of the North East’s best loved castles has Christmas all wrapped up with a programme of festive family events.

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Enchanted @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

06 December 2018 - 21 December 2018

4.30pm – 9.30pm

Step into a magical fairy-tale world this December as you follow our light trail through our famous Himalayan quarry gardens and wooded grounds.

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Festive Tales with Father Christmas @ Woodhorn Museum

07 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

£6.50 per child, booking essential

Meet Father Christmas and enjoy some seasonal stories including classics like ‘The Snowman’ and ‘The Polar Express’...

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CHRISTMAS TALES @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

08 December 2018 - 22 December 2018

8th, 15th and 22nd December only. Please see exact dates and times below:

£3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 for a family of 4, £1 for under 12 months to be paid at Shop@TheWord on the day, £25 group ticket (10x tickets)

Be captivated in a Christmas Wonderland at our festive StoryWorld sessions. Our storyteller will tell magical Christmas tales in these unique storytelling sessions as some favourite Christmas characters are projected onto the walls.

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15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

SANTA and his elves will be joined by some of the world’s greatest superheroes for festive fun at Lumley Castle Hotel this winter.

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Father Christmas in the Park @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

15, 16, 22, 23 December only. Various time slots available.

£10.50 per child.

As part of the festive season Father Christmas will be spending time in our specially decorated yurt, visit him within your chosen time-period and receive a gift.

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Santa at the Station @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

15 December 2018 - 23 December 2018

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd December 2018 only.

Children £6.50, adults £4, family ticket £22.50 (2 adults, 3 children). For members: Children £6.50, adults free admission.

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present.

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Festive Sing Song & It's A Wonderful Life

21 December 2018 - 24 December 2018

Various times

Various prices

Your Christmas screenings of It's A Wonderful Life just got a whole lot more magical.

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Boxing Day Brunch & Afternoon Tea @ Wynyard Hall

26 December 2018

3 – Course Brunch, £30 per adult / £15 per child OR Festive Afternoon Tea, £24.50 per person

Exquisite food and drink are at the heart of Wynyard Hall. You are invited to continue the festive celebrations into Boxing Day by joining us for a scrumptious brunch or Afternoon Tea.

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The Snowman Tour @ Durham Cathedral

28 December 2018

7:00 PM

Tickets cost £21.60 - £11.88, available online here and via telephone: 0344 8000 410.

Join us as we host The Snowman Tour for one day only.

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New Year’s Day Brunch & Afternoon Tea @ Wynyard Hall

01 January 2019

3 – Course Brunch, £30 per adult / £15 per child OR Festive Afternoon Tea, £24.50 per person

Start The New Year in style! Enjoy a delicious brunch or delight in Festive Afternoon Tea with family and friends, served in the opulent surroundings of Wynyard Hall.


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